Contact Numbers

Please note that you should firstly contact the appropriate office where the matter has been reported, directly, e.g. Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Cape Town etc.

For any complaints or enquiries relating to a master's matter, kindly contact the relevant Master’s Office by referring to the contact list below. Please note that you should firstly contact the appropriate office where the matter has been reported, directly, e.g. Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Cape Town etc.

The escalation process for complaints is as follows:

* Lodge your complaint with the relevant Assistant Master, then the Deputy Master and then lastly, the Head of the Office.

* If you are still not satisfied with the assistance given, please contact Ms Tebogo Tladi, E-mail: TeTladi@justice.gov.za in the Office of the Chief Master.


Master of the High Court: Bloemfontein
Free State

Acting Master: Ms Vanessa Johnson

Tel: 051 411 5500

Insolvency: Tel: 051 411 5511

Guardians Fund Enquiries: 051 411 5507/5578

E-mail: MasterBloemfontein@justice.gov.za / VJohnson@Justice.gov.za

Postal Address: Private Bag X20584, Bloemfontein, 9300

Physical Address: Old Southern Life Building, c/o Charlotte Maxeke (Maitland) and Aliwal Streets, Bloemfontein, 9301

Office Hours for the Public: 08h00 – 16h00

Contact list for officials [Updated 04 Aug 2020]

Master of the High Court: Bisho
Eastern Cape

Master: Ms Khulula Baneti

Tel: 040 608 6600 and/or 040 639 2087/2079 

E-mail: KBaneti@justice.gov.za

Postal Address: Private Bag X 0002, Bisho, 5605

Physical Address: 1st Floor, SITA Building, Cnr Phalo- & Rharhabe Avenues, Bisho

Office Hours for the Public: 08h00 – 16h00

Contact list for officials [Updated 04 Aug 2020]

Master of the High Court: Cape Town
Western Cape

Master: Ms Zureena Agulhas

Tel: 021 832 3000

Guardians Fund Enquiries: 021 832 3014

E-mail: MasterCapeTown@justice.gov.za

Postal Address: Private Bag X9018, Cape Town, 8000

Physical Address: Dullah Omar Building, 45 Castle Street, Cape Town

Office Hours for the Public: 08h00 - 13h00

Contact list for officials [Updated 19 Jun 2024]

Master of the High Court: Durban
KwaZulu-Natal

Master: Mr Edric Pascoe

Tel: 031 327 0600

E-mail: MasterDurban@justice.gov.za

Postal Address: Private Bag x 54325, Durban, 4000

Physical Address: 2 Devonshire Place (Off Anton Lembede Street/Smith Street), 2nd Floor, Durban, 4001

Docex Address: Master of the KwaZulu-Natal High Court, DOCEX 218, Durban

Office Hours for the Public: 07h45 - 13h00

Contact list for officials [Updated 09 Mar 2023]

Checklist for reporting a deceased estate.

Master of the High Court: Grahamstown (Makhanda)
Eastern Cape

Master: Ms Euphemia Daniels

Tel: 046 603 4000 /Guardians Fund: 046 603 4004

E-mail: MasterGrahamstown@justice.gov.za

Postal Address: Private Bag X1010, Grahamstown, 6140

Physical Address: 5 Bathurst Street, Grahamstown, 6139

Docex Address: Master of the High Court, Docex 7, Grahamstown, 6140

Office Hours for the Public: 07h45 to 13h00

Notes: Afternoon visits (13h45 – 16h15) confined to urgent matters and by appointment only, to allow staff sufficient time to process workflow efficiently.

Contact list for officials [Updated 21 May 2024]

Master of the High Court: Johannesburg
Gauteng

Acting Master: Ms Beatrice Desiree Van Wyk

Tel: 011 429 8000/ 1001

E-mail: MastersJohannesburg@justice.gov.za / DeVanwyk@justice.gov.za

Postal Address: Private Bag X5, Marshalltown, 2107

Physical Address: No 66 Marshall Street, cnr Sauer (Piley Seme) & Marshall streets, Hollard Building, JHB

Contact list for officials [Updated 27 May 2024]

Master of the High Court: Kimberley
Northern Cape

Acting Master: Ms Vanessa Mathiba
(03 Jun-30 Sep 2024)

Tel: 053 831 1942

Tel: Guardian's Fund 053 831 1942

E-mail: MasterKimberley@justice.gov.za / Vmathiba@justice.gov.za

Postal Address: Private Bag X5015, Kimberley, 8300

Physical Address: Don Pablo Office Park, 73 George Street, KIMBERLEY, 8301 [as from 29 May 2024]

Office Hours for the Public: 07h45 - 13h00 and 13h45 - 16h00

Contact list for officials [Updated 04 Aug 2020]

Master of the High Court: Mafikeng (Mmabatho)
North West

Master: Mr Roy Arries

Tel: 018 381 4122/018 381 8585

E-mail: RArries@justice.gov.za

Postal Address: Private Bag X42, Mmabatho, 2735

Physical Address: Justice Chambers, 44 Shippard Street, Mahikeng, 2745

Office Hours for the Public: 07h45 - 13h00 and 14h00 - 16h15
(Note that only members of public travelling from far and remote areas are assisted after 14h00)

Contact list for officials [Updated 08 Jun 2023]

Master of the High Court: Mthatha (Umtata)
Eastern Cape

Master: Mr Simon C Jozana

Tel: 047 531 2120 or 047 532 3432/ 3564

E-mail: SJozana@justice.gov.za

Postal Address: Private Bag X6057, Mthatha, 5099

Physical Address: Holy Cross Building, No 7 Craister Street, Mthatha, 5099

Office Hours for the Public: 07h45-13h00 and 13h45-16h00

Contact list for officials [Updated 04 Aug 2020]

Master of the High Court: Nelspruit (Mbombela)
Mpumalanga

Master: Ms Hlonipha Moshidi

Tel: 013 101 3721

E-mail: hmoshidi@justice.gov.za

Postal Address: Private Bag X 11260, Nelspruit 1200

Physical Address: 52 Samora Machel Drive, West Acres, Nelspruit (Mbombela), 1200

Office Hours for the Public: 08h00-14h00

Contact list for officials [Updated 30 Oct 2020]

[Updated 23 Aug 2022]

Master of the High Court: Pietermaritzburg
KwaZulu-Natal

Master: Mrs. LB Moatlhudi

Tel: 033 264 7000

Guardian's Fund Helpdesk: 033 264 7046 / 7027

E-mail: MasterPietermaritzbu@justice.gov.za / LMoatlhudi@justice.gov.za

Postal Address: Private Bag X9010, Pietermaritzburg, 3200

Physical Address: 241 Church Street, Colonial Building situated, Pietermaritzburg

Docex Address: Master of the KwaZulu-Natal High Court, DOCEX 56, Pietermaritzburg

Office Hours for the Public: 07h45 - 16h00

Contact list for officials [Updated 07 Mar 2022]

Master of the High Court: Polokwane
Limpopo

Master: Mr Walter Nemaukhwe

Tel: 015 230 6000

E-mail: WNemaukhwe@justice.gov.za

Postal Address: Private Bag X9670, Polokwane, 0700

Physical Address: Polokwane High Court Building, 4th Floor, Block B, cnr Bodenstein and Biccard Street, Polokwane, 0700

Office Hours for the Public: 08h00 - 13h00

Contact list for officials [Updated 04 Aug 2020]

Master of the High Court: Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha)
Eastern Cape

Master: Ms Euphemia Daniels

Tel: 041 403 5100

E-mail: EuDaniels@justice.gov.za

Postal Address: Private Bag X 2, Port Elizabeth, 6000

Physical Address: 523 Govan Mbeki Avenue (Cnr Crawford & Govan Mbeki Avenue), North End, Port Elizabeth

Office Hours for the Public: 07h45-13h00

Notes: Afternoon visits (13h45 – 16h15) confined to urgent matters and by appointment only, to allow staff sufficient time to process workflow efficiently.

Contact list for officials [Updated 27 Oct 2022]

Master of the High Court: Pretoria
Gauteng

Acting Master: Ms Nthabiseng Ntsoane
(22 Apr - 30 Sep 2024)

Tel: 012 339 3333/ 7700/ 7807

Guardians Fund Customer Care: 012 339 7713/7830

E-mail: NNtsoane@justice.gov.za

Postal Address: Private Bag X60, Pretoria, 0001

Physical Address: SALU Building, 316 Thabo Sehume Street, PRETORIA

Office Hours for the Public: 07h45 – 13h00

Contact list for officials [Updated 19 Jun 2024]

Master of the High Court: Thohoyandou
Limpopo

Master: Ms Ziyanda Nondabula

Tel: 015 962 1032

E-mail: MasterThohoyandou@justice.gov.za / ZNondabula@justice.gov.za

Postal Address: Private Bag X5015, Thohoyandou, Venda, 0950

Physical Address: Venda Government Building Complex, Thohoyandou, Venda, 0950

Office Hours for the Public: 07h45-13h00 and 14h00-16h15

Contact list for officials [Updated 04 Aug 2020]


Master of the High Court: National Office

Chief Master: Adv. Kanyane Mathibe [Acting from 01 Apr – 30 Sep 2024]

  • Tel: 012 406 4804, Email: KanMathibe@justice.gov.za
  • PA: Ms Julia Bele (012 406 4804 / JBele@justice.gov.za)
  • Postal Address: Private Bag X81, Pretoria , 0001
  • Physical Address: 22nd Floor, SALU Building, 316 Thabo Sehume Street, PRETORIA
    [Updated 15 Apr 2024]

Chief Director: Strategy and Policy, Adv Kanyane Mathibe

  • Email: KanMathibe@justice.gov.za
  • PA: Ms Thelma Nobesotho Zwane (012 406 4791 / TSetetemela@justice.gov.za)
  • Postal Address: Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001
  • Physical Address: SALU Building, 316 Thabo Sehume Street, PRETORIA
    [Updated 01 Dec 2022]

Chief Director: Operations Operations, Ms. Euphemia Daniels (Acting Appointment 03 Jun-30 Sep 2024)

  • Email: EuDaniels@justice.gov.za
  • Postal Address: Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001
  • Physical Address: SALU Building, 316 Thabo Sehume Street, PRETORIA
    [Updated 10 Jun 2024]

Complaint Management:

Complaint escaltations can be directed to: Ms Tebogo Tladi (TeTladi@justice.gov.za)